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The AFP provides 16 major news services, which are verified and broadcast in real time.

Thanks to its international network and editorial expertise, the AFP is able to provide high quality text services to press, audiovisual, mobile and online news professionals.

Ukraine court orders arrest of two 'Russian soldiers'

A Kiev court on Friday ordered two suspected Russian soldiers who were captured by Ukrainian troops in the separatist east to be placed in pre-trial detention until July 19.

  1. 5.000
    dispatches, 1.250 as illustrated articles, per day
  2. 6
    major languages

    French, English, Spanish, Arabic, German, Portuguese

  3. 23

    Stories delivered in XML format Metadata for optimal integration.

5000 dispatches, 1250 as illustrated articles, per day, 6 majors languages

The AFP’s text services provide everything from breaking news to features, reports, interviews and profiles.

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All news categories are covered, with a particular focus on politics, economics, sport and social issues.

All stories are subject to our rigorous rules on verification, contextualisation and perspective.

AFP journalists on the ground in France and around the world, at times of war and peace, constantly strive to meet the expectations of news professionals in terms of speed and reliability.



Each and everyday, an average of :

French: 1.500 stories
English: 700 stories
Spanish: 400 stories
Arabic: 250 stories
Deutsch: 200 stories
Portuguese: 150 stories


Coverage which is both regional and international

AFP covers both international and regional news. This is why every text service has its own specific regional identity combining world news and news from the continent and area where it is based.
AFP’s text services regularly publish editorial calendars and memos that enable our customers to plan news coverage. Regional agendas list major events scheduled to take place the following day, week and month. Detailed regional coverage forecasts are also updated and made available several times per day.
AFP’s network is present in 150 countries throughout the world. The Agency has some 2,200 employees, of 80 different nationalities who keep constant watch on developments, from a multicultural perspective. The responsiveness of the Agency’s network means that teams can be moved quickly to global hotspots.

AFP’s text products can be used either via access to the complete content of one or more services, or via a category based selection in one or more languages, according to client needs.

AFP’s text services are covered by a global news reporting policy, which also includes the photo, video, graphics and multimedia services.

Thousands of customers all over the world use AFP’s text services on a daily basis to meet their various needs:

  • News professionals
  • Suppliers and integrators of mobile and multimedia services
  • Companies and Institutions
  • Public screen network operators
  • Available languages: French, English, Spanish, Arabic, German, Portuguese
  • Metadata: keywords, IPTC, financial codes. All AFP stories contain themed keywords describing the key news points, along with IPTC tag names. Stories covering listed companies include the company’s stock market value code.
  • Availability: 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
  • Disseminated: internationally.
  • Delivery: satellite, FTP, download site AFP Forum
  • Technical formats: NewsML-G2, IIM, NewsML-1.1, ANPA
  • 22/05/2015 21:13

    Sotheby's to make first sale from Nazi-era art trove

    A painting by Max Liebermann from a Nazi-era art trove found in Germany last year will go on sale in London next month, the first from the collection to be sold off, Sotheby's said on Friday.

  • 22/05/2015 19:17

    Misfiring McIlroy crashes out at Wentworth

    World number one Rory McIlroy crashed out of the European PGA Championship at Wentworth on Friday when he missed the cut after collapsing to a six-over par second round 78.

  • 22/05/2015 17:40

    Liverpool stonewall wantaway Sterling

    Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers insisted on Friday club owners Fenway Sports Group would not back down in the acrimonious battle over Raheem Sterling's contract.

  • 22/05/2015 17:34

    Murray hoping for Mauresmo boost at French Open

    Andy Murray is hoping some home help in the shape of his coach Amelie Mauresmo can boost his hopes of winning a first French Open title.

  • 22/05/2015 15:47

    UK's Cameron says 'confident' of securing EU reform deal

    British Prime Minister David Cameron said Friday he was confident of getting a deal on EU reforms which he can then put to a promised 2017 referendum on Britain's future in the bloc.

  • 22/05/2015 22:38

    Ukraine court orders arrest of two 'Russian soldiers'

    A Kiev court on Friday ordered two suspected Russian soldiers who were captured by Ukrainian troops in the separatist east to be placed in pre-trial detention until July 19.

  • 22/05/2015 22:22

    Turkey arrests 43 in new sweep against Erdogan foes

    Turkey on Friday arrested 43 people in the central city of Konya in new raids against suspected supporters of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's arch foe, the US-based preacher Fethullah Gulen, reports said.

  • 22/05/2015 22:08

    Rallies after student threatened over Charlie Hebdo tribute

    Teachers and students at a French school rallied Thursday in support of a pupil who received death threats for publishing an edition of the school newspaper in support of satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo.

  • 22/05/2015 22:03

    Ukraine truce talks make no breakthrough in Minsk

    A top pro-Russian rebel said on Friday that a new round of Ukraine crisis talks had resulted in no breakthrough but would continue in the coming weeks.

  • 22/05/2015 21:20

    State Dept releases first Clinton emails on Libya

    The State Department on Friday released a first batch of emails by Hillary Clinton, giving an unprecedented glimpse into the work of the former top diplomat in the wake of a deadly 2012 attack on a US mission in Libya.

  • 22/05/2015 21:13

    'Little Prince'-inspired animation soars into Cannes

    A new animated film based on the best-selling French book "The Little Prince" was to premiere in Cannes on Friday, adding a touch of childhood magic to the red carpet of the movie festival.

  • 22/05/2015 20:39

    Depardieu back in the USSR at Cannes

    French movie star Gerard Depardieu sought to play down controversy over his views on Ukraine and Russia at the Cannes Film Festival on Friday, but couldn't resist the chance to praise his friend Vladimir Putin.

  • 22/05/2015 20:29

    'Live Earth' global climate change concerts delayed

    Organisers of Live Earth, a set of global concerts backed by Al Gore aimed at pushing for urgent action on climate change, on Friday announced a delay.

  • 22/05/2015 20:17

    'Dad bods' conquer Cannes

    The movie industry's obsession with slim figures and six-packs is notorious but if the Cannes Film Festival is anything to go by, a generous gut may now be key to winning critics' hearts.

  • 22/05/2015 20:07

    Canine from 'Arabian Nights' fetches Palm Dog award at Cannes

    The coveted Palm Dog award for best canine was fetched at the Cannes Film Festival on Friday by Lucky, who appears in an epic Portuguese film, "Arabian Nights".

  • 22/05/2015 19:49

    Paris misery spurs on birthday boy Djokovic

    Novak Djokovic celebrated his 28th birthday on Friday and marked the occasion by pondering another landmark -- his attempt to become just the eighth man to complete the Grand Slam.

  • 22/05/2015 19:33

    Van Gaal expects De Gea to stay at United

    Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal believes goalkeeper David De Gea will remain at Old Trafford despite uncertainty over his future.

  • 22/05/2015 19:30

    Pakistan mark six-year home return with victory

    Pakistan celebrated international cricket's return after six years with a five-wicket win against Zimbabwe in the first Twenty20 international at a packed Gaddafi Stadium on Friday.

  • 22/05/2015 17:47

    Weary Sharks hang on for gutsy win over Reds

    The battle-weary Coastal Sharks held on with some help from the Queensland Reds to end their four-match Australasian Super Rugby tour with a 21-14 win in Brisbane on Friday.

  • 22/05/2015 17:40

    Time on my side, says ageless Serena

    Serena Williams says that at 33 she believes that time is still on her side for her to set a new all-time record of Grand Slam singles title wins.